For the sake of ergonomics and several other aesthetic norms, designers tend to manufacture chairs that carry a strict symmetry between the right side and the left. Interestingly, the Fama La Caracola Chair deliberately abandons the archetype, demonstrating an unfamiliar elegance through the incorporation of organic forms.
A view from the top of the seat reveals the way that the gracefully bowing backrest begins to tighten its curve towards the right armrest. Suggesting a continued clenching coil into the attached circular table, the piece seems to reference the perfect beauty of the golden section, found amidst the gorgeous spirals of seashells.
Many people choose to repose in a misaligned position in even the most symmetrical of seats. The Fama La Caracola Chair gives the sitter a reason to lean to the right, in providing a lovely little surface to set down a book and a drink.
The Fama La Caracola Chair Furnishes with Natural Forms
Amelia Roblin — November 1, 2011 — Art & Design